Andocides (ăndŏs´Ĭdēz), c.440–390 BC, one of the Ten Attic Orators (see oratory). In 415 BC he was accused of mutilating the hermae (sacred pillars topped by busts of the gods) and, in association with Alcibiades, of other sacrilege. He went into exile, and one of his speeches was a plea to be restored to citizenship. After he returned in 403, he was again accused (399) of sacrilege and again successfully defended himself.
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